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Arts and culture: The week in pictures

  • Silhouetted singer

    Beyonce on stage during the Mrs. Carter Show World Tour 2013 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Canada. (Photo: AP)

  • Shout in the park

    Sculptures of German composer Richard Wagner outside the Grüner Hügel opera house in Bayreuth, Germany, part of celebrations to mark 200 years since his birth. (Photo: Reuters)

  • Plastic fantastic

    A visitor takes pictures of artworks created from Lego bricks at an exhibition in Shanghai, the work of New York-based artist Nathan Sawaya. (Photo: AP)

  • Hi ho, Silver screen!

    A rider and horse at the UK premiere of Johnny Depp’s latest film, The Lone Ranger, outside the Odeon Leicester Square in London. (Photo: Getty Images)

  • Budding artist

    Origami artist Toma Takeda shows a tiny rose he made in Yokohama, Japan. The 16-year-old started learning origami aged eight and intends to become an artist.(Photo: Getty Images)

  • Balanced composition

    Two aluminium figures, part of an installation by Hubertus von der Goltz, are seen silhouetted on a rooftop in Berlin. (Photo: AP)

  • Making a point

    Chinese artist Xie Yong works on a model of a beaver, made of plastic and around 300,000 needles, to help draw attention to the animals’ use in the fur trade. (Photo: Reuters)

  • Stickly come dancing

    Dancers take part in celebrations commemorating St Mary Magdalene with the Los Zancos Dance on stilts in the northern Spanish town of Anguiano. (Photo: AP)

  • Bright Christmas

    Santas perform music at the Santa Claus World Congress on a beach near Oeresund, Denmark. (Photo: AFP/Getty Images)

  • Art stool

    A Sri Lankan artist paints an elephant sculpture made from the animals’ dung at a recycling centre in the village of Pinnawela. (Photo: AFP)